Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian safety such as when crossing the street on your way to work or going about your daily activities, shopping or a night out on the town should be relatively risk-free as long as you are obeying basic rules and regulations. But, when a motorist is distracted, doesn’t see a pedestrian crossing sign, or misjudges speed or distance, disaster can strike, leaving serious injury to those in its path. With cities and towns becoming more congested, the chances for a vehicle, a motorcycle or even bicycle to collide with a pedestrian in a crosswalk or even on a sidewalk are becoming frequent. We never think this can happen to us but it can in the blink or an eye, and when it does it is important to have the right legal representation there representing you and your interests.

New York City street with pedestrian crossing in the snow of winter

Seeking Full Compensation for an Auto Pedestrian Accident?

If you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and their effect on your life. At the Manhattan and Nassau County, New York law offices of Jay D. Jacobson, PLLC, we seek maximum recovery for victims of pedestrian accidents.

What is a Serious Injury?

Serious injury are those injuries sustained from circumstances such as an accident whereby the injuries are life threatening or are significant in nature. This is where serious long-term recovery is necessary or permanent damages occur which are life threatening or require long term recovery, treatment and day-to-day assistance. It is very important that whatever serious injury you, a loved one or family member sustains, you are in contact with an experienced serious injury lawyer. The serious injury attorney you hire will learn and understand what the serious injury is and will advise you before taking your case. The experienced personal serious injury attorney at Jay D. Jacobson, PLLC often struggle with the question as to whether our clients have suffered a “serious physical injury” under the law. In some cases it is clear cut, in other cases further determination will be needed. Our team will work closely to gather all the details then examine the circumstance, the specifics of the injuries and communicate with the doctors to determine the extent of injuries sustained.

The answer to the questions is a mix of legal and medical principles. The law sets forth nine (9) categories of “serious physical injury.” These are very important to maintain your injury claim. This issue is addressed on a daily basis by our personal injury law firm.

Holding the Negligent Party Accountable

One of the biggest fears a pedestrian accident victims and their families face is how to pay for mounting medical bills, such as those associated with a head injury, broken bones or serious internal injuries. So what should I do? Do not give health insurance information to hospitals or health care providers. These injuries were not your fault. You should not be held responsible for the costs resulting from them. Let us hold the at-fault party accountable.

In the case of an auto-pedestrian accident caused by a negligent motorist, the driver’s auto insurance is primarily responsible for covering your medical expenses. However, insurance companies do not necessarily have your best interests in mind when offering a settlement amount. If you are dissatisfied with their compensation offer, having a knowledgeable attorney on your side can prove very beneficial during the negotiation process.

We Do Not Settle for Second Best

At Jay D. Jacobson, PLLC we are skilled in dealing with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. If your injuries meet New York threshold requirements, we will work with insurers to help you obtain the best possible settlement. If the final offer doesn’t meet expectations, we are fully prepared to pursue a lawsuit.

If you have been injured in an auto pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in case of wrongful death, we will thoroughly investigate the accident and assist you in securing compensation for brain injuries, damage to limbs and other serious physical injuries. To arrange a free initial consultation in our office, the hospital or your home, contact us now (855)-695-2900. Se habla español.

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